Uecker has second heart surgery

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Longtime Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker successfully underwent a second round of heart surgery Tuesday, team officials said.

Uecker, 75, had the procedure done by Dr. Alfred Nicolosi at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee and is expected to remain in the hospital for about one week.


He first had heart valve replacement surgery April 30 and returned to the broadcast booth July 23. But a tear at the site of the first operation was later detected, most likely caused by a staph infection that entered the bloodstream about six weeks after the initial procedure.

"As always, we look forward to having Bob back at spring training in a little more than four months from now," Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasi said.

Uecker, affectionately known as "Mr. Baseball," is in his 40th year as the play-by-play radio voice of the Brewers.

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